actual fact vs actually :


  • r  in actual fact
    to be nominally but not actually independent
    no one actually saw the shark
    large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt
  • r  used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
    you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out
    she actually spoke Latin
  • r  at the present moment
    the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air
  • r  as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
    actually, we all help clear up after a meal
    actually, I haven't seen the film
    I'm not all that surprised actually
    she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually
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